My son has a few star wars games that he recently purchased and of course would like to play them on one of our computers. We have 3. For some reason he can't get them to work even on our newest pc.
Can some one walk me through with how to help him?
read the system requirements on the game box. Have you rean the install, and it just does not work? Do you have a recent edition of DiretcX? What kind of errors are you getting?
It seemed to load fine. We seemed to have met all the requirements but it locks up my computer before it begins to play.
I just had my pc updated with more ram so I hope I have enough memory. I don't know really what the problem is. We have internal memory cards in each of our computers.
I tend to wonder if my security is fooling around with the Direct X
Patty. What type of video card do you have?
I have no idea. You'd have to tell me how to check.
*ETA* I guess my video card isn't good enough?
ReportDateTime=3/18/2006 12:57:46 PM
Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 2
Service Pack=Service Pack 2
CPUName= Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=21.48GB
Drives=HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8483B,TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E
Video Card Name=Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Desktop Resolution=1024x768x32 @ 75Hz
DirectX=DirectX 9.0c (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=1.3.0 - Build 184.108.40.20642
OpenGL Renderer=Intel 845G
Vid Card Status=Fail
Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
Sound Card Name=SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
;Game Options from swkotor2.ini
Disable Intro Movies=0
that means you have a onboard video card. using 64mb of your total system memory.
since you have 512 you have 448 usable.
you need to upgrade to a pci or agp video card.
Your firewall (if any) could also be a culprit. Turn it off and try to play the game. Quite a few of my games lock the system solid when they try to access the internet after a fresh install. Of course you should reactivate the firewall ASAP and set it to let the game access the net if this turns out to be the problem.
How do I do this?
I assume you are using Windows XP. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel. If you haven't done so already, switch to Classic View. Now find the Windows Firewall icon. Click it and turn the firewall off. Try to play the game. If the game works, the game was trying to contact the internet for some reason and froze up when the firewall blocked it from contacting the outside world. If there is no change in game behavior then the firewall has nothing to do with your problem. Regardless of the results, turn the firewall back on ASAP.
Everyone is correct that your video hardware might not be up to the task of playing the game. But I don't see why it wouldn't at least run the in-game menu system. Most games have a 2-d menu and the game engine itself is what requires actual 3d horsepower.
Also, is it possible that you don't have DirectX installed or the latest video drivers for your card?